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Aug 3, 2020

Fernando Moran is a community builder and the Co-Founder and Vice President of sales at Seed Community, a Central American business community dedicated to developing business centers to drive innovation. In addition to his work with Seed Community, Fernando serves as Vice President of consulting at Jurakan International Corporation, President of his firm, WaterBear Ventures, and he formerly spent two years as a professor of entrepreneurship at ESEN in El Salvador. Fernando sees value in community collaboration and the power of bringing people together to establish connection.

Fernando joins me today to discuss his community-building values and how it has played a role in his life and work. He shares the importance of investing in experiences, using your values as a guide, and focusing on relationship-building in business instead of merely being transactional. Fernando also demystifies some of the common reasons people gravitate towards entrepreneurship and highlights the power of trusting the process and setting intentions for your life.

“If you set your energy towards something, you can create it.” - Fernando Moran

This week on The Virtual Campfire Podcast:

  • One of Fernando’s life philosophies
  • How losing his friends in fifth grade opened Fernando up to a necessary energy shift
  • The importance of relationship-building and knowledge sharing in business
  • What being in Boston taught Fernando about the value of collaboration
  • How Fernando’s values serve as a driving force for everything he invests his energy in
  • How moving from El Salvador to Boston was a relatively seamless transition
  • How gaining an understanding of a culture can enhance your ability to connect
  • Fernando’s entrepreneurial journey and what ignited his interest in entrepreneurship
  • A key moment of realization Fernando had as an entrepreneur
  • Three reasons why people typically want to be entrepreneurs and what your driving force should be as an entrepreneur

Our Favorite Quotes:

  • “Lend a helping hand and you never know what life will throw your way.” - Fernando Moran
  • “We are humans. We do commit mistakes, but we always have the opportunity to change them.” - Fernando Moran
  • “It is a world of a lot of fears, but it’s a world also full of magic.” - Fernando Moran

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